4 Classic Mistakes When Designing an iPhone or iPad App

The Netflix app for iPhone 4 is a prime example of what not to do in terms of iOS app design.

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What Not To Do When Designing Your App (Here's Looking At You, Netflix)

The other night, I was using the Netflix app on my iPhone 4 and had a shocking revelation: this is one of the worst designed, "professional" apps I've ever seen. This is a prime example of what not to do in terms of iOS app design.

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The Coolest New Feature in iOS 4.2 (That No One's Talking About!)

The shiny new iOS 4.2 Golden Master was seeded to developers this week. I highlight one of the great new features of 4.2 that seems to have slipped under the media's radar.

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iOS 4 Lock Screen Security Flaw Grants Access to Contacts

There is a security flaw in iOS 4.1 that would allow someone to bypass the 4-digit passcode lock in order to access the Phone app. While the home screen and other apps appear to remain secure, access to the Phone app is no small prize, granting the unauthorized user the ability to view or edit contacts and voicemails, as well as make non-emergency calls.

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5 Criticisms of the Mac App Store (And Why They're Wrong)

Since Apple released the Mac App Store guidelines similar to those for iOS, there has been a fair bit of criticism going around. Here are some of the criticisms I've seen and why they're wrong (or at the very least probably shortsighted).

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Apple’s New MacBook Air: 5 Things It Didn’t Get

The new MacBook Air is certainly a great improvement over previous models. However, there were a few notable oversights in the new models that I’m sure a lot of people are disappointed about. Here are a few of them, and the reasons behind Apple’s omissions.

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What Apple WON’T Announce At Tomorrow’s “Back to the Mac” Media Event

In the world of Apple, 2010 has been the year of mobile. There was in fact so much activity on the Apple mobile front, you might have forgotten they were once a computer company. That’s why Apple’s special media event being held tomorrow is aptly titled “Back to the Mac”- to remind us that “Hey, we still make computers too!”

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Apple Removes Nail From Adobe Flash Coffin

Apple's changes to its iOS developer terms, re-opens the platform to third-party development tools such as Adobe's Flash app development tools. But why now? And what does this mean for Flash developers?

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Hands-On With iOS 4.1 GM

Now that I’ve been using the GM release for the past 24 hours, I can safely say- iOS 4.1 on iPhone (including the 3G) is the most solid, responsive iOS release to date. With some cool new features to boot.

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The Web-Based iOS Jailbreak Tool- How Does It Work?

Hot on the heels of the U.S. Copyright office declaring jailbreaking smartphones legal, a new web-based iOS jailbreak tool has surfaced. The new tool makes the jailbreaking process leaps and bounds simpler than past PC-based tools. JailbreakMe.com works on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. But how does it work?

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iOS 4.1 Beta Seeded to Developers- “Death Grip” Fix Soon?

Today, Apple began seeding an iOS 4.1 pre-release to developers. Whether the update addresses "death grip" reception problems is unknown but likely.

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iPhone 4 "Reception Problems" Due to Bad Math

So it turns out the big iPhone 4 "death grip" hooplah was just an arithmetic error. Amazing this slipped by in testing, but at least it's quite a relief for Apple and over a million customers that a massive recall won't be required.

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Top 5 Things Heard in Line at the iPhone 4 Launch

The sun was hot, and the line was slow, but Apple provided water and snacks to the thousands of NYC early adopters. Here were some of the more notable quotations overheard from some incredibly anxious (but at the same, extremely patient) iPhone 4 launch day line-goers.

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Does Jailbreaking Still Make Sense with iOS 4.0?

The new iOS 4 is here, bringing a slew of great features to iPhone and iPod Touch. Multi-Tasking, along with home screen wallpapers and app folders are all features jailbreak users have been loving for a long time. Now that they're here officially, is there any reason to keep hacking your iPhone?

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Diary of an iPhone Dev: Hands-On With iOS 4 GM

iPhone developers got iOS 4--the new name for iPhone OS 4--after Monday's keynote. We dig around and see what's new.

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